Preston Singletary

Clan Woman with Hat

Blown & sand-carved glass, 19"h x 13"w x 13"d, Item No. 14617,

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Preston Singletary has created a sculpture of cultural significance in this piece titled Clan Woman with Hat.  His respectful representation portrays a woman wearing a ceremonial hat, most likely from the Eagle moiety as suggested by the image of the eagle on the little mask atop the hat.  The Tlingit are a matrilineal group in which women can hold positions of social and political influence within the tribe.